WGR 'Cup of Coffee' Draft

The afternoon crew drafts some of the best or most memorable athletic figures to spend a brief moment of time in Buffalo

Brayton Wilson
June 19, 2020 - 4:12 pm
Terrell Owens

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There have been a number of prominent sports players to have played professionally in Buffalo whether it's with the Bills, Sabres, Bisons, or even the Buffalo Braves of the NBA all those years ago. However, there may have been a player or two that spent a brief moment of time in Buffalo that either you completely forgot played in the area, or you may remember but know it was just for "a cup of coffee."

Who were some of the best players to spend some time playing sports in Buffalo? 

The afternoon crew of WGR Sports Radio 550 decided to draft some of those players in the WGR "Cup of Coffee" Draft on Friday!

This draft featured both Mike Schopp and "Sneaky Joe" DiBiase from the Dunn Tire Studios in Amherst, while Chris "Bulldog" Parker was broadcasting from his attic studios at home. In addition, the guys welcomed back former WGR host and friend of the show, Brad Riter!

Follow along with the festivities by using the hashtag #CupOfCoffeeDraft on Twitter, or you can track all of the picks made below:

 

Round 1:

1.) Mike Schopp (@Schopptalk): Antonio Brown - Bills (Maybe, unofficially, for a half-a-day?)

2.) Bulldog (@Bulldogwgr): Moses Malone - Braves (1976-77)

3.) Brad Riter (@BradRiter): Johnny Bench - Bisons (1967)

4.) Joe DiBiase (@SneakyJoeWGR): Tim Horton - Sabres (1972-74)

 

Round 2:

5.) DiBiase: Terrell Owens - Bills (2009)

6.) Riter: Bobby Hurley - UB men's basketball (Head coach - 2013-15)

7.) Bulldog: Nate "Tiny" Archibald - Braves (1977-78)

8.) Schopp: Reggie Bush - Bills (2016)

 

Round 3:

9.) DiBiase: Ed Reed - Bills (Assistant defensive backs coach - 2016)

10.) Riter: Dwight Gooden - Bisons (1998-1999)

11.) Bulldog: Manny Ramirez - Bisons (2000)

12.) Schopp: Connie Mack - Bisons (1890)

 

Round 4:

13.) Schopp: Ahmad Rashad - Bills (1974)

14.) Bulldog: Doug Gilmour - Sabres (1999-2001)

15.) Riter: Buddy Ryan - UB Football (Defensive line coach - 1961-65)

16.) DiBiase: Craig Patrick - Sabres (2014-15)

 

Round 5:

17.) DiBiase: Anquan Boldin - Bills (2018 preseason)

18.) Riter: Monica Seles - Sabres (Married to Tom Golisano)

19.) Bulldog: Eddie Shore - Buffalo Bisons hockey (GM/Head Coach - 1942-44)

20.) Schopp: Sam Wyche - Bills (quarterback coach - 2004-05)

 

Round 6:

21.) Schopp: Jaroslav Halak - Sabres (2013-14)

22.) Bulldog: Bryan Trottier - Sabres (Assistant coach - 2014-15)

23.) Riter: Shawn Merriman - Bills (2011-12)

24.) DiBiase: CC Sabathia - Bisons (2006)

 

Round 7:

25.) DiBiase: Taro Tsujimoto - Sabres (1974)

26.) Riter: Ronan Tynan - Sabres (Sang "God Bless America" at Sabres games)

27.) Bulldog: Slava Kozlov - Sabres (2001-02)

28.) Schopp: Pete Carroll - Bills (Defensive backs coach - 1984)

 

Round 8:

29.) Schopp: Clark Gillies - Sabres (1986-88)

30.) Bulldog: Tony Peña - Bisons (1979)

31.) Riter: Roy Hobbs - The Natural (Filmed in Buffalo)

32.) DiBiase: Roberto Duran - Boxer (Fought in Buffalo in 1992)

 

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